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Time for Another Story – Season 2 Launches!

Following last year’s podcast success, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) organised by Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) launches a second series of its popular podcast Another Story (today) 21 May. Kicking off the series will be a new hour-long episode of chat, stories, music and folk song from Shona Cowie and Neil Sutcliffe, … Continued

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Successful Year for Pomegranates International Traditional Dance Festival

2024 was another successful year for our Pomegranates Festival which ended on 30 April. The packed five-day programme of traditional dance, poetry, art and fashion, saw ticket sales up by 50% on 2023, fully-booked free family events and a packed house for fashion designer Alison Harm’s show featuring her latest collection made from sustainable tartan … Continued

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FISHING by Stephanïe Vandëm – A New Exhibition Inspired by Scottish Fishing Communities and Seascapes

FISHING by Stephanïe Vandëm – Opens 3 May until 15 June Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh EH1 1SR A new exhibition inspired by Scottish fishing communities and seascapes will go on display at the Scottish Storytelling Centre as part of the TRACS programme during Edinburgh Tradfest from 3 May to 15 June 2024. Artist Stephanïe Vandëm imaginatively … Continued

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A dancer? Advance your Professional Development in a Day

At the heart of our Pomegranates Festival, once again, is the intensive day of professional development workshops led by Scottish artists and creative migrants based in Scotland. This year the line-up includes 12 trad dance workshops taught by 14 dance artists including Evie Waddell, Nadia Khattab, Niki & Yangyang, Lara Russo & Inesa Vėlavičiūtė, Gica … Continued

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Vengefully Changed Allegiance by Alison Harm – a new exhibition of sustainable fashion exploring the role of tartan in Scottish trad dance

We are delighted to announce not one but two trad dance exhibitions curated by the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland as part of Pomegranates 2024 festival of international traditional dance – Dance Around the World 3–30 April 2024 at Edinburgh Central Library and Vengefully Changed Allegiance 23–30 April 2024 at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, both … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2024 – Open Call for Creative Proposals

Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2024 Bridges Between | 18-31 October OPEN CALL FOR CREATIVE PROPOSALS Proposals are invited for performances at the 2024 Scottish International Storytelling Festival (18-31 October 2024). 2024 marks the 35th anniversary of the Festival, coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Since 1989, SISF has been … Continued

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Pomegranates 2024 Festival Programme Announced

The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) in partnership with Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh are delighted to announce full details of its third Pomegranates festival programme which this year starts as early as 24 February 2024 with a series of related events and … Continued

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What does Scottish Ceilidh share with Chinese Hanfu and Mongolian dance cultures

In October 2023 we welcomed our new dance artists-in-residence Lingqiao Hong and Yingzhou Xie. Their residency is part of our ongoing partnership with Moray House School of Education and Sport at the University of Edinburgh which enables graduate students in Dance Education and Science to undertake their formal placement at Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland. … Continued

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Visitor Services Manager, Scottish Storytelling Centre

Title: Visitor Services Manager, Scottish Storytelling Centre Salary: £29,033 – £32,025 per annum Location: Edinburgh Hours: 35 hours per week on a rota Closing date: Monday 29 January, 12:00pm Reference number: 05/24 Overview An exciting opportunity to head up the Visitor Services team at a vibrant visitor attraction and arts venue in central Edinburgh. The role includes aspects of arts administration, … Continued

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Joint statement from Intangible Cultural Heritage Scotland Partnership

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Scotland Partnership welcomes the UK Government’s announcement of their intention to ratify the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) is a tradition, practice, or living expression of a group or community. This can include oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, … Continued

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